Directory of Civic Education Programs in Colorado

Public Achievement
Staff Development
Special Student Event
Online teacher's guide and other support materials. Training available for coaches. Student service projects.

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Public Achievement is a youth civic engagement initiative focused on the most basic concepts of citizenship, democracy, and public work. Public Achievement draws on the talents and desires of ordinary people to build a better world and to create a different kind of politics. Public Achievement’s work is anchored on three key ideas: (1) everybody can do citizen work, (2) citizenship isn’t easy, and (3) we learn by doing.

Public Achievement engages students, working in small groups, in studying and addressing issues of the students’ own choosing. Working with a teacher/coach, students meet once weekly to pursue their projects. Public Achievement is a collaborative university-school project.

Frank Coyne
Denver University
2050 East Evans Avenue, Suite 66
Denver, CO 80208

Eric Fretz, Ph.D.
Director, Service-Learning Center
Naropa University
2130 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, Colorado 80302